Songs From the Pearl
Song Of The Family
We Are Family By: Sister Sledge
"I got all my sister with me"
"We are family"
This is related to the book because in the beginning of the book it describes on how happy Kino is that he is apart of his family. On page 77 Kino wants to separate from his family so he can take his hunters off of their track. But Juana refuses because they are all one family and will either succeed or fail together as a family. Like in the song it says with all her sisters they all come together to make one family.
I chose this song because it clearly describes kino's family as a whole. Throughout the whole book even through good and bad, they always stayed together. For example when Kino punched Juana and then killed a man, Juana loved her family and would never leave Kino, so she ran away with him even know this whole time she was against the pearl.
Song of The Evil
Highway to Hell AC/DC
The reason why I chose this song was because it describes how the song of the evil is written. For example on page 4 everyone stood still but could not do anything besides pray to god, because at that point if they tried to grab it the scorpion would of bite Coyotito. Whenever the song of evil is playing it is telling the readers that something bad is going to happen.
The reason why I chose this song was because it fits really well with the book. One reason why is when ever something bad is about to happen or just happen the song of evil always plays. This song fits well because it could symbolize that maybe the evil or the devil is coming out on the "highway" for example.
Song Of The Enemy
In the book the song of the enemy comes up a lot throughout the book. One example is on page 14 when the priest comes to visit and the song of the enemy begins to play. This is foreshadowing that something bad is going to happen or the priest was not their so Kino would donate to the church.
I chose this song because it says how once you start you can't stop and that's what was happening with kino and the pearl. Another thing it said was it turned the one's that you love against you. That part is also true because once he beats up Juana and kills a man she starts to go against kino but shortly after rejoins with him.
Song Of The Pearl (beginning)
Money Pink Floyd
I chose this song because it is singing on how all the things they could do with the money. For example in the song they sing that they are going to buy a new car, four star day dream hotel, and a football team. This is related to the story because when the song of the pearl appears he describes everything that he is going to buy.
Song Of the Pearl (End)
Nine Inch Nails- Something I can never have
I chose this song because it clearly represents all the bad things that have happened in the past. This related to the book because while they were walking through the town with Coyotio in their hands, it showed how much they regretted doing everything the had done with the pearl.
Song of the book
I chose this song because it is a really good example of what happened during the book. For example it says how he stared out as a poor boy the same way as Kino was. Then it went on to say how after he killed a man everything started to change for him, and that was exactly what happened to Kino. As soon as he killed a man he had to fake their families death and become runners, and their lives would forever be changed.